The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:14:18 EST <![CDATA[Houellebecq Skewers French Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228215/ http://chronicle.com/article/Houellebecq-Skewers-French/228215/ Les profs have assiduously ignored the literary enfant terrible. But he hasn’t returned the favor.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:44 EST
<![CDATA[Why Terrorism Works]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Terrorism-Works/190353/ The political violence that plagued Palestine when it was ruled by Britain presents a model case of terrorists’ power to influence policy.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Heidegger's Philosophy of Violence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190389/ http://chronicle.com/article/Heideggers-Philosophy-of/190389/ A newly published notebook shows his postwar anti-Semitism reaching new heights. It poisons the very core of his thinking.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 60s According to Morris Dickstein]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190355/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-60s-According-to-Morris/190355/ Stomach troubles, gripes about graduate education, and a failure to get tenure. Surely there is more to say?

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[My Vocation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190357/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Vocation/190357/ A would-be seminarian uses literature to help his students navigate the mysteries of mind and heart.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA['Adolfine' and 'Hitlerike']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190363/ http://chronicle.com/article/AdolfineHitlerike/190363/ A linguist plumbs the nuances of Nazi-era names.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Paranoia-Strikes/190351/ How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[When You're the Target of a Boycott You Support]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190145/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Youre-the-Target-of-a/190145/ The Salaita affair gets surreal for a professor both supportive of and pummeled by sanctions against her university.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Believers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190147/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Believers/190147/ The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Satire Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190149/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Satire-Matters/190149/ Yes, Charlie Hebdo-type humor is sometimes base. So is humanity, and we need gloomy jesters to remind us of that.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Jewish Encounter With Capitalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190153/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Jewish-Encounter-With/190153/ A new book traces an evolution from peddlers to pie charts.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Shame Can Save the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190151/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Shame-Can-Save-the-World/190151/ We can use it to prod environmentally oblivious corporations, brazen tax cheats, and others into better behavior.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[People's Republic of Taboos]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peoples-Republic-of-Taboos/190155/ An American journalism teacher in China urges his students
to examine their country’s secret history—carefully.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[PC Isn't Back. It Never Went Away.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189991/ http://chronicle.com/article/PC-Isnt-Back-It-Never-Went/189991/ Jonathan Chait’s critique has touched a nerve, but it’s simplistic and out of date.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rank Delusions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189919/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rank-Delusions/189919/ Annual ratings of American colleges, as of European soccer leagues, are essentially meaningless.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Feeling Harried? Don't Blame Your Phone.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feeling-Harried-Dont-Blame/189929/ The sense of acceleration that we associate with the digital world is much older than today's devices.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Feminist Ire in All the Wrong Places]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189927/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feminist-Ire-in-All-the-Wrong/189927/ It’s easier for activists to bash one another and celebrities than it is to unite against the entrenched bigots who are equality’s real foes.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[My Betty Friedan Moment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189931/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Betty-Friedan-Moment/189931/ Yes, she could be abrasive. But that was part of her power.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What's Wrong With Public Intellectuals?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189921/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-Public/189921/ For starters, they can't figure out who their public is. Maybe they could learn from their midcentury predecessors.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Evolution of Altruism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151625/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Evolution-of-Altruism/151625/ Biology and culture meet morality and wistful inference as we strive to define and refine our better angels.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[A History of Loss]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151623/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-History-of-Loss/151623/ Accounts of racial passing have focused on the gains, but the costs of rejecting black identities have been steep.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Why I Write on My Mobile Phone]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151631/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Write-on-My-Mobile-Phone/151631/ If your idea has legs, why not take it for a walk?

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How English Overwhelmed Japanese]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151629/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-English-Overwhelmed/151629/ Minae Mizumura bemoans the loss of a literary sensibility and tradition.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Plague of tl;dr]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151635/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Plague-of-tl-dr/151635/ Too long; didn’t read. If you have the attention span, find out what this mind-set’s doing to the academy.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[May You Have My Luck]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151627/ http://chronicle.com/article/May-You-Have-My-Luck/151627/ A confirmed pessimist mulls the peculiarities of fortune, good and bad.

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Big Data. Big Obstacles.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151421/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Big-Obstacles/151421/ The privatization of information, amateurization of analysis, and Balkanization of social science threaten to undermine mega-statistics' usefulness.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST